At UFP Technologies, Shaping Innovation® is more than just a catchy tagline. It’s in our DNA.
From helping medical device companies bring their life-saving products to market...designing components for car manufacturers to make their vehicles more fuel efficient...improving the safety and comfort of our military by providing lightweight and durable protection for vital combat equipment and tools…using 100% recycled material to create environmentally friendly packaging materials to help save our forests…we help our customers Shape Innovation each and every day.
Shaping Innovation goes deeper than our customers. We help our employees Shape their own Innovation.
At UFP, we believe in promoting from within. We have countless colleagues who have started their careers at UFP on the factory floor with very little experience, but through hard work, training, initiative and mentoring, they’ve risen through the ranks to become engineers, managers, and leaders of our organization.
We help our people Shape Innovation by providing compensation and benefits to allow them to own a home, protect their families’ health, educate their kids, and save for retirement.
If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of… How can we help you Shape your Innovation?
Employees: We are dedicated to providing a positive, challenging, and rewarding work environment for all of our employees
Customers: We believe the primary purpose of our company is to serve our customers. We seek to "wow" our customers with responsiveness and great products.
Ethics: We will conduct our business at all times and all places with absolute integrity with regard to employees, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.
Quality: We are dedicated to the never-ending process of continually improving our quality of products, quality of service, quality of communications, quality of relationships, and quality of commitments.
Simplification: We seek to simplify our business process through the constant reexamination of our methods and eliminations of all non-value added activities.
Entrepreneurship: We strive to create an environment which encourages autonomous decision-making and a sense of ownership at all levels of the company.
To be our customers' most valued partner and first choice for engineered solutions involving fabricated or molded foams, plastics, and natural fibers by utilizing:
Creative problem solving processes
Cutting edge processing techniques and quality systems
Knowledge of the latest, most innovative materials
Continuously increasing organizational velocity
UFP Technologies has a long history of giving back to the community and supporting the environment with sustainable business practices. As a company with plants stationed all over the country, UFP makes an effort to give back in all communities. From an electronics recycling program to volunteer work at Junior Achievement, we strive to collectively better not only ourselves, but the society and environment as a whole.
Take a look at our programs listed below:
-Volunteer work for Junior Achievement to deliver experiential programs on the topics of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to students in kindergarten through high school.
Annual scholarships for local highschool students who want to pursue a trade.
-Annual donations to the following organizations: Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Emmaus, The Jimmy Fund, Community Action, Pine Street Inn, Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center.
-Donations to LASPA in support of prescription eye wear for children in need.
-Donations to local YMCA's in support of community programs for families such as: before and after school care, veterans returning from service in need of family services, senior meals programs, and more.
Energy efficient LED lighting installed throughout facilities.
-An electronics recycling program for our Denver facility with employees invited to participate with their personal electronic devices.
-Installed a solar power system at our Newburyport facility that will take 13% of our energy usage off the local grid as well as redirect over 500 tons of waste material per year from landfills for recycling.
-Work with the Hope Network to provide employment for people with disabilities
UFP Technologies is a producer of innovative custom-engineered components, products, and specialty packaging. Using foams, plastics, composites, and natural fiber materials, we design and manufacture a vast range of solutions primarily for the medical, automotive, aerospace & defense, electronics, consumer, and industrial markets. Our team acts as an extension of customers’ in-house research, engineering and manufacturing groups, working closely with them to solve their most complex product and packaging challenges. For our customers, innovation takes many shapes. But each solution is shaped by a level of design, materials and process expertise that is unique to UFP Technologies. – less